Phil (played by Steve McFadden) has always had an eye for the ladies, having had multiple romances and marriages during his time on EastEnders. At present, he is still married to estranged wife Sharon (Letitia Dean), despite her having an affair and a child with toyboy, Keanu Taylor (Danny Walters) for over 18 months. Following the death of her son Dennis Rickman (Bleu Landau), for whom she blamed her husband for killing, the mother-of-two has been spending some time away from the Square. However, as she makes her return to the BBC soap in upcoming scenes, could she reject her other half once more and lead him into the arms of another?
During the show's 35th anniversary episodes back in February, Phil caused the horrific boat crash as he took revenge on love rival Keanu, which subsequently led to the death of his step-son as Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) had locked the youngster in a room below deck.
Sharon was hellbent on revenge initially, but as she and her estranged husband had a heart-to-heart over their shared grief, she gave in to her feelings for him.
Before she left Walford for Australia, the mother-of-two looked set to give her marriage another chance, with the bad boy trying to get his hands on the Queen Vic whilst she's been gone.
A trailer for upcoming episodes has teased the matriarch's long-awaited return to the Square, but it seems she will be interested in getting her hands back on son Kayden, who she gave to his grandmother Karen Taylor (Lorraine Stanley) to care for.
Although she agrees to run the pub with her other half, her desire to be reunited with her and Keanu's son could mean she rejects her spouse, but will he already be eyeing up another love interest?
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EastEnders spoilers: Phil Mitchell's new lover revealed as he's 'rejected' by Sharon (Image: BBC)
EastEnders spoilers: Phil Mitchell and Sharon Mitchell decided to give their marriage another shot (Image: BBC)
The bad boy could be set to embark on an affair with no other than neighbour Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) as new scenes are teasing a glimmer of romance for the pair.
Next week will see the mother-of-two convinced Phil knows it was her daughter, Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) who left him for dead last year, leading to her exit from the Square.
Desperate to be reunited with her youngest child, the matriarch tries to come up with a plan to ensure she can come back and won't be arrested.
Following a conversation with friend